The music industry has changed so much & most artists aren’t interested in creating full-length albums anymore. I believe that life & music is a journey told one song at a time, one chapter at a time. Satellites is our manifestation of that belief.
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
Never stop learning. Read books & poetry & short stories. Watch documentaries & educational videos. Go to private classes & seminars and meet ups. Always take the chance to learn something new.
Freedom with discipline. We build on concepts & flows that can be perceived as reality – we always search for individuality in each track, once we get clarity on what is the main topic then the lyrics just come naturally.
It’s therapeutic for me to write songs. ‘Prince of the Universe’ is a title that came to me in jail. It’s not a title that has really been talked about in hip hop like it has been in rock music.
That’s how I felt when people criticised me, at times for no reason: an Antichrist, ‘the bad guy’. It also symbolizes the dark side of fame, of performing & putting yourself out there. Fame is a bit like a demon, disguising his dark side to lure you into some sort of ‘dreamland’.
A piece of music is never really finished. I used to think music has to be filled to the brim, but you never fill a whisky glass to the top now do you?
Some thought I was transgender. I’m big, I sing low. There’s a law in Russia that bans promoting homosexuality. They refused to work with me, just in case.
It takes courage, openness & self-awareness to share how you feel with people. Be confident with yourself & okay with having some of your ideas turned down.
Learning your audience is one of the biggest things. When you think about it, there are billions of people online – I guarantee your audience is out there.
A long-time interest in sci-fi prompted the creation, along with a desire to provide a warning about what could happen if we as a society are not careful.
I consider busking as what formed my voice. When you’re singing in a crowded area to complete strangers, you have about thirty seconds to amaze them.
Great music isn’t enough to make it in today’s business since there’s so much out there. Networking is a necessity to reach new listeners & fellow artists.